Crown Heights residents, church members fight to keep neighborhood’s history alive

Crown Heights residents, church members, and community board members are fighting to keep their neighborhood’s history alive.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2020, 5:28 PM

Updated 1,331 days ago

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Crown Heights residents, church members, and community board members are fighting to keep their neighborhood’s history alive.
It’s in response to a proposal to redevelop the Crown Jewel of Crown Heights, the landmarked site of the Methodist Home for the Aged that is now the Hebron Seventh-day Adventist School at 914-920 Park Place.
Daniel Honore, president of the northeastern conference of Seventh-day Adventists, tells News 12 he was brought in to assist in redeveloping the Hebron bilingual school because the building is currently unsafe.
However, church members tell News 12 selling the property and building, a large residential development is not at all what they had in mind.
Honore tells News 12 those behind the project are hoping it will allow for the total renovation and restoration of the Hebron school, a new gym and underground parking spaces for school and church use.
"We respect the right of all individuals to express their opinions on the matter and we understand that not all are in agreement. We also have the support of over 1,900 individuals who have a signed a petition to that effect,” said Honroe.


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